In Others’ Words: On a Hummingbird’s Wing and a Prayer

Beth Vogt Faith, In Others' Words, Life, Reality 48 Comments

After eight years living in Niceville, FL (yes, Niceville), my roots ran deep into Florida’s sandy soil. My kids were happy. My husband was happy with his job at Eglin Air Force Base. And me? I was happy too. I treasured a wonderful circle of friends, taught women’s Bible studies and helped lead the women’s ministry at my church. My …

In Others’ Words: Direction

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, Life, Quotes 36 Comments

Where are you headed? There are 28 days left in December and then it’s time for a new calendar and a new year. Where are you headed in 2013? If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know I abandoned New Year’s Resolutions years ago — way back in 2006, to be exact. Instead, I focus on one …

In Others’ Words: Perseverance

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It has been an interesting week. I could share all the details, but trust on me on this: It has been an interesting week. Now “interesting” is a vague word, I know. Do I mean interesting-bad or interesting-good? Well, yes. Yes, I do. One of the interesting events of the week was getting this blog up and running again. For …

In Others’ Words: Fairy Tales

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, Life, Quotes, Romance, Writing 9 Comments

As a little girl, I read fairy tales. I enjoyed Walt Disney’s animated version of Cinderella and Snow White and Sleeping Beauty too … and even embraced the updated version of Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel. (Tangled? Loved it and laughed through it.) So maybe it’s no surprise fairy tales show up in my second novel, Catch a Falling …

In Others’ Words: Second (Novel, That Is)

Beth Vogt Contemporary Romance, Fun, In Others' Words, Romance, Writing 35 Comments

“It wasn’t that she didn’t have a satisfying life–an exciting life, even. It’s just that at thirty-six years old, she’d hoped for . . . more.” Kendall Haynes in Catch a Falling Star There are many stages to writing a book. The initial spark of an idea. The fast-draft. The rewrite — and all the edits after that, leading up to …

In Others’ Words: Youth

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, Life, Quotes 12 Comments

I attended a writers retreat in Monterey, CA last month. The theme? Dream Big. There was a lot to love about those three days. Just look at that first sentence again:  I was at a retreat. With other writers. In Monterey.  But the encouragement, the time, to dream and dream big? I don’t want to forget that. And then I came …

In Others’ Words: From Here to Eternity

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, Life, Quotes, Reality 15 Comments

I often talk about my pursuit of the To Do list. I have to admit, crossing things off that thing gives me such a feeling of satisfaction. For that moment in time, I know I’ve accomplished something: met a deadline or finished laundry or made that all-important phone call. But the days — the moments — I’ve stayed true to …